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Zimbabwe's Information

Flag of Zimbabwe
Land Area 386,847 km2
Water Area 3,910 km2
Total Area 390,757km2 (#60)
Population 14,546,961 (#71)
Population Density 37.60/km2
Government Type Semi-presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $28.33 Billion
GDP Per Capita $1,700
Currency Dollar (ZWL)
Largest Cities

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Known worldwide for its outstanding game preserves, national parks and incredible varieties of wildlife, Zimbabwe must sees include the Great Zimbabwe National Monument, Hwange National Park, the city of Bulawayo, Kariba Dam, and of course, Victoria Falls, which it shares begrudgingly with Zambia.

As for Victoria Falls, it is simply one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. Preserved in its natural state, the falls and the surrounding area has been declared a World Heritage Site, thus preserving the area from too much commercialisation.

The Great Zimbabwe National Monument stands over a ruined city that was once the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe. The ruins at Great Zimbabwe are some of the oldest and largest structures located in Southern Africa.

The city of Bulawayo is important because of its strategic position. It is the nearest large city to Hwange National Park, Matopo National Park and Victoria Falls.

Hwange National Park is the largest game reserve in Zimbabwe. The park lies in the west, on the main road between Bulawayo and the widely noted Victoria Falls. The Park is home to over 100 mammal species, including 19 large herbivores and eight large carnivores.

The Kariba Dam is a hydroelectric dam in the Kariba Gorge of the Zambezi river basin between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is one of the largest dams in the world, standing 128 m (420 ft) tall and 579 m (1,900 ft) long.

Traveler's should note that Zimbabwe has become a cash society, with very few establishments accepting international credit or debit cards. ATMs in the country are generally incompatible with international networks and are unreliable. Check cashing facilities are effectively nonexistent. Travelers should bring adequate cash for their planned visit or wire money through Western Union.

  • Calling Code: 263
  • Electricity: 220V, 50Hz

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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

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